d it is regarded as the most successful peace measure by all loyal men. Speedy reinforcements to Grant will finish the rebellion this year."
Lincoln as a candidate for the Presidency.
The Herald says:
"Simon Draper has been appointed Collector of Customs in New York.
This appointment makes it clearer than ever that the sensible men of the Republican party should compel old Abe to withdraw from the Presidential canvass and nominate a man with a back-bone."
Death of Major Reed Sanders.
A dispatch from Boston, on the 5th, says Major Reed Saunders, of the rebel army, died in Fort Warren on Saturday, at the age of twenty-seven years. The deceased was a son of George N. Sanders.
Destruction of the Ship Brandywine.
A dispatch from Fortress Monroe, on the 3d, states that the navy supply-ship Brandywine, lying at Norfolk, took fire last night and was consumed, with all the stores on board.
The loss is exceedingly heavy.
The books and money were saved.--The d